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sb20169: Orchestral Concert, Manchester

Hi Steve. Read the latest on Manchester plans for the projected next Orchestral Concert. You should'nt be too hard on yourself re. your comments at Birmingham and the fan singled out etc.We're all fans at the end of the day and we forgive the occasional comment - made "Live" and within an accepted "moment". We all knew you were communicating on a new and Risen concept;the Artiste in Direct Contact with his Audience, where an intimacy develops as you know, through time and technology, even more when we attend the concert and see you perform in personal format and multiplicity. But you have developed beyond that and convention - you have created the opportunity for Fan loyalty and Artiste creativity to merge in a performance to be determined by you - as to the content and delivery and venue - where scope for introducing an eccletive and randomly selected performance/ song can be matched by the drama of presentation in terms of the moment, atmosphere, venue, lighting, archive imagery and memerobilia, igniting memories of past significance and moreover, casting further the drama again - of the past, still current and relevant. Do you actually realise that you possess more relevance in terms of innovation and alternative comment and viewpoint than ever before - I don't see this coming from anyone else. When you do present your show in Manchester, please let it exemplify the drama of your Music, without the confine of Album Track Order - show off your creativity without confinement - you have more than a Lloyd Webber could ever design or hope for - your Music in ORCHESTRAL Form is unsurpassed within the contemporary. Take it forward and we all will follow - more over, others will see your Music for what it is - unique aND TOTALLY ORIGINAL. SB

Sunday, 17 February 2013

RachelPAtoSH: Silver Disc Sells For Charity

The Silver Disc, auctioned for Charity, has fetched £888, a wonderful result. We, and the family of Bill Gibb, who donated the Lot (presented to Steve in 1977 for sales of Love's A Prima Donna album) feel this is a wonderful result, and thank all who took part. Well done, again!!

Friday, 15 February 2013

anthonyday: pre/post drinks for buxton gig

Dear all , any plans for a pre/post drinky poos re the buxton show ? If there is can someone post it on the official facebook site aswell as here . Its a devil for me to get on this official website as I only have an old blackberry which takes an age to get onto here ttfn

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

carlo: back to Switzerland

dear Steve and band.Deep in my heart i have a dream, and i ask you now.Do you come back to Switzerland once?perhaps in 2013?i am sure you have a lot of fans here ( i know a lot). Please answer me soon. Thank you.I wish you all best. Monika

Tuesday, 05 February 2013

iantanner: Revisiting Older Albums

The Candidate & Hobo With A Grin - sometimes these two fantastic albums get forgotten. I've also been listening to the Guido Dossche single Ich Bin Gott which Steve guests on, totally different but really good.

Saturday, 02 February 2013

iantanner: Hideaway

Wow!! Thanks Steve for sharing this with us, a fantastic edit. Does this mean we may have a dvd to look forward to?

Friday, 01 February 2013

RachelPAtoSH: Mr Bunting

Greetings. Sorry, but we had to delete your posting, as it contained confidential information ( re an address). Please rest assured, your request will be dealt with next week. Steve's agent will contact you. Have a nice weekend. Kind regards, RACHEL

Saturday, 26 January 2013

GedKen: Hi Ruthy

Earlier in the gig Steve did point how our sense of humour does not always carry across into Europe. Remember when he introduced the band? Coming to Adam on drums Steve explained that he had asked Stuart Elliot to perform but Stuart was unavailable. With tongue (firmly) in cheek Steve went on to say that of course he asked Stuart first.... after all Stuart is a better drummer than Adam. Steve then enjoyed surfed the ripple of horror from some of the mainland European fans ('How can you say that openly with Adam sat just behind you?'). Great fun. 'The guy at the back' story did promote one or two adverse responses on the forum - but I'm sure the guy concerned will cherish the moment always; the spot-lit performer reaching out across thousands and touching the life of someone up in the dark of the Gods.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Ruth S: To Stella Day and Olsch455

Hi Stella.Thanks for the translation, all those words make sense and can be used, aufziehen would probably come closest.And thanks for your welcoming words of having me "on board". Pandora's suggestion of a bet does appeal to me, maybe I did get it totally wrong, which I hope, but as you see, Olsch455 had exactly the same feelings as I did.Glad I'm not the only one - Olsch-danke für deine unterstützenden und bestätigenden Worte. Kam mir schon echt blöd vor überhaupt etwas gesagt zu haben. Froh, das du ähnlich empfunden hast. But I think, that's enough said about it - thrilled to have been there, happy to finally have made it to this forum. Nice WE everybody. Ruth

Friday, 25 January 2013

Stella Day: Ruth S

Hi Ruth, Looked up "josh" for you in Google translate but I'm not sure which word in German comes closest to gentle teasing with no harm meant. You could try veräppeln,aufziehen,verulken or Spaß machen. Not sure if that helps. Anyway glad you're finally "onboard" with us all thanks to Andy. Looking at olsch455's post (in Google translate) it would seem that Steve's sense of humour doesn't translate well to our European friends....which is a shame.....and their loss.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

leonacht: BIND LYRICS

Ruth , Without judging or ruling , sometimes wy way of showing appreciation or admiration is ' teasing ' a little bit . Everybody make's his own frame of humour . We saw already 8 or 9 live performances of S.H. and we like his way of little challenges . No day is the same , no audience is the same , every artist has his own way..... and that is how we like it ; different styles , different moments , different emotions but one of the best , better than the rest.... S.H.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

olsch455: An Ruth und Steve

Habe an anderer Stelle schon geschrieben, welch wundervollen Abend ich in der Symphony Hall verbracht habe. Auch ich habe auf dem Balkon gesessen, habe meine Karte sehr früh gekauft. Ich sitze dort, wo ich vermute, dass ich mich am wohlsten fühlen werde. Als Steve seinen Scherz !? machte, war ich froh, dass ich nicht gemeint war. Es war mir peinlich und ich hatte Mitgefühl mit dem Angesprochenen. Es war der einzige unschöne Moment, das hätte nicht sein müssen. Vielleicht verstehe ich den englischen Humor auch nicht.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Ruth S: To Stella and Pandora

Hi Stella, have been trying again and again (of course not everyday) to post something and it didn't work. Ask Andy who is running this page how we finally succeded (he had to do it, change registrations around and so on....)that's why I crept out of the woodwork so late. Hi Pandora, I only met my boyfriend last year and of course played Steve's music to him, otherwise he wouldn't have agreed to fly over from Germany just for the concert. As for the lyrics - even if I do speak English quite well, I was never able to translate the songs into something that makes sense in German, so I'm sure a lot of the poetry is lost on me, sorry - doesn't change my love for the songs,though. And speaking of not understanding: what does "joshing" means - my google translater couldn't help.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Pandorah: poetic justice

Ruth ! has that really been playing on your mind all this time ? I thought at the time it was just an acknowlegment ! a nod in the direction of a long lost friend and a £5 bet ! and that someone had just come up ( back ) to see him again ! as stella's observations rightly says "a gentle joshing " :-) A fan of 30 years Ruth! wow :-) ( cant quite understand why your boyfriend had never heard of Steve Harley though ! ) have you never play'd his love songs to him ? shared the romance ? I'd of thought you would have known Mr Harley well enough through his music over the years to realise his choice of words are just poetic ! and for me, just to be there and see him in that Symphony Hall playing to all his fans was to me poetic justice ! now theres a great album. and for the record ! I dont recall the upper tear tickets being much cheaper ! if any ! correct me if I'm wronge. still ! glad you enjoyed the concert as much as we all did. it was as you say Fantastic. also wish you and your boyfriend will enjoy many more together .

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Stella Day: To Ruth S

What are you talking about Ruth? Have you lost your sense of humour or did you never have one? Seems to me some people can't tell the difference between a gentle joshing and an insult. and another thing....if you felt so strongly how come it took you three months to creep out of the woodwork to say so? :) Stella.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Ruth S: Hi everybody.

Just registered to post a comment on the B’ham Symphonie hall event in Nov and for Steve to hopefully read it. I don’t need to say what a fantastic night we had, it’s been mentioned by so many others. We flew over from Germany, me being a fan for over 30 years, my boyfriend not having heard of Steve Harley before. As I said, a great night but what made it just that little bit less enjoyable was Steve’s comment on the guy who bought the first ticket. We also were sitting up there and I could see how proud he was at being mentioned, he actually stood up. Maybe he didn’t even realize that he was told off/ put down infront of the whole audience. Not every body is able to buy the really expensive tickets. There are social benefitters. Maybe he couldn’t really afford it but had to be there to see his idol and so, what the heck, he made sure he got his ticket, no matter what the consequences were. Maybe he just is a tight arse but we all don’t know so Steve shouldn’t have made fun of him.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

mal1340: Buxton

Thanks Rachel, it does. It must be the size 8/10 font ...... or my eyes.... and it was 3 in the morning when I checked.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Stella Day: Holmfirth

On sale now!

Monday, 21 January 2013

rebelfreak1: isle of wight and holmfirth !

Brilliant news back on rhe main stage at IOW festival In June,and Holmfirth in August. B

Monday, 21 January 2013

rebelfreak1: isle of wight and holmfirth !

Brilliant news back on rhe main stage at IOW festival In June,and Holmfirth in August. B

Monday, 21 January 2013

RachelPAtoSH: Buxton

Full Band, yes. Live Dates listing should say, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel RACHEL

Monday, 21 January 2013

mal1340: Buxton

Is this a full band gig?

Monday, 21 January 2013

RachelPAtoSH: Bill Gibb disc

Hello Patsy, we just need a phone number for you - are you happy to print it here? or email our webmaster with it, to be private. We will call. Rachel (PA to SH at Comeuppance Ltd)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Forgebrae: Bill Gibb

I am Bill Gibb's sister and we have already written to you informing you that we have a disc of yours given to Billy which we wish either to return to you or sell it and give the money to our local Heritage Museum which has a window of Bill Gibb but not without your permission. We would be very grateful if you could get in touch and advise us of your decision. Kind regards Mrs Patsy Davidson

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Michele2013: Forum!

Hi again - please could someone point me in the right direction to add comments to the forum? With many thanks - Michele

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Michele2013: Hello!

Hello everyone - have just joined this afternoon. I can't believe I didn't find it sooner! Just purchased tickets for Buxton and am so looking forward to it. Kind regards for now - Michele

Saturday, 19 January 2013

robijo: Australian Tour

So excited about Steve and band coming here to Australia. How do I find out about dates and venues. Rockwiz show on SBS prompted my excitement. I was luckly enough to see Steve at The Venue in London late 1981 or early 82, so for me it's been a long time between drinks. So excited!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

jayeffbee: touring

any chance of an edinburgh or kelso gig this year ??????

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

olsch455: 2013

Wünsche Allen ein gutes neues Jahr. Viele Grüße aus Deutschland.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013

Graeme: Happy New Year to one and all

Happy New Year to one and all :-)

Tuesday, 01 January 2013

rebelfreak1: All the best,all the time.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013

joanna: Reflection

Reflection. Cheers Jo x

Friday, 28 December 2012

CCowan: Flyer

Ooooooooooh I would love a flyer Jimbo!!! x

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

rebelfreak1: ftao maximus

hi maximus,of course I will send you a flyer,my e-mail addy is on the flyers thread in the forum,send me your address and one will be on its way. jimbo.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

leonacht: Maximus

Hey Maximus in Scotland , your name is synonym for a nice little Flemish ( Belgian ) band : taste it , hear it ! Enjoy this (rainy)sunday . L&S

Sunday, 16 December 2012

iantanner: Thanks Jim

Hi Jim, Kind thanks for the flyer.

Friday, 14 December 2012

joanna: Buxton.....Hi Jim

Hey Jim..You are so busy...not in London either then? It feels odd not being there tonight..Not meant to be for me I guess this time... my tickets have however arrived for Buxton... Is it really only eight weeks... see you then x jo

Thursday, 13 December 2012

maximus: Birmingham Flyer

Jimbo If you have any flyers left, would you please send one to me in Scotland. I will forward my address if you agree cheers Jim

Thursday, 13 December 2012

rebelfreak1: Pocklington continued

....People around me were watching Steve perform for the the first time since the seventies,and some for the first time ever. The feedback I got from them was all positive. Full of surprise and delight,and of course me being me,got quite a few to commit to getting online and booking for Buxton in February,because as I told them,the full rock band show is another experience altogether and not to be missed.Made quite a few very happy with handing out my replenished supply of signed Birmingham flyers,(Thanks Steve once again).All you lucky enough to be at the forum tonight,enjoy and please come back on here or in the forum to post your thoughts. Merry Christmas and a Rebellious New Year, Jimbo. SEE YOU IN BUXTON ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS TIME !

Thursday, 13 December 2012

rebelfreak1: Pocklington.

So after the euphoria of The Symphony hall,we were looking forward to something different at the 3 man shows,and wow did we get it or what! Aborted trip to The Stables for me due to the snow and ice in Scotland the previous night and the next morning delayed my journey back home by six hours.So no way could I get to MK in time,sent a text to Mark (the Phantom) TO apologise to Cheri and Kathy,as I was sitting with them,but Mark filled the empty seat for me and looked after the Californian girls,so no problems. Next up for me on this 40 year expedition was Pocklington in North Yorkshire,no mishaps this time,knocked off work at lunchtime to be on the safe side! Picked the lovely Julie Brown up from her home in West Yorkshire,and got to meet her fantastic Mum,what a cracking lady she is ! Fifty minutes or so later we arrived in the sleepy little Hamlet of Pocklington,looking very seasonal with frost as thick as a dockers butty everywhere and all the Chrissy lights on. Time for a quick booze next door to the venue, a lovely glass of red for Jules,and of course the obligatory pint of real ale for me,(Jennings Cumberland Ale actually and very nice it was too)! So next door we went,front row seats,not a lot of familiar faces,but one or two Jules and myself recognised from previous Yorkshire shows. The Three Amigos walk out on stage (well there wasn't one really),Steve just stood at our feet in front of us,only protected from Julies grasp by the sound monitors between us. Brilliant start with Red is a mean,mean colour,Bed in the corner and Sling it! and the highlight of the night came next for me,one I had never seen live in 40 years of Steve's concerts,Throw your soul down here,and bloody wonderful it was too! Wont spoil it anymore for people off to London tonight,suffice to say the rest of the night was full of surprises,and Barry and James just get better and better.A superb night in a tiny little venue,but it was all the better for that,so intimate and personal

Thursday, 13 December 2012

lucky_lozzy: Camden Forum

Hi Steve, Really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Camden Forum. It was my 29th Birthday on Sunday (9th Dec) and (I know you don't normally accept requests) I would like to know if you could possibly play IRRESTIBLE?!? I met you after your show at the Union Chapel Islington and we had a bit of banter over that particular song... you said that you hadn't played it in a very long time. Kindest Regards, Laura xx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

MickSheeran: Acoutic 3 Show What times does Steve finish at ?

Hi All, Looking forward to seeing Steve's Acoustic show tomorrow in London. Those who have seen it so far, what time does he tend to finish at ? As I need to plan my trains home to the sticks (mid sussex. Mick

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Carol Knight: Pocklington

Pocklington was fab-u-lous!! All my favourite songs, and the small venue made it feel like we really were on the stage with Steve!! Being a parent like Steve I love it when he talks about his son and sings songs written from the heart for family. Also loved Amalfi, having had a lovely holiday there I totally connect with that thought provoking song. Next time your visiting York Steve come round for a cup of tea!! Carol

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

eileen richards: Ms

I went to see the band at Norwich Arts Centre.A very keen Harley fan in my teens (now in my 50s), I haven't seen him for well over 20 years.A small acoustic venue,in contrast to the large places I had seen him in the past..............but nothing was lost. The charisma,the charm, the meaningful lyrics,which as he said take on different depths and meanings as the years go past. Isn't "Love(Compared With you)" one of the finest love songs ever written? Would really have loved Birmingham but couldn't do it logistically. But glad to be back with you. Followed you for years, even met you twice (Irene Shoulder ring any bells?) and no lawsuits pending!! I also moved from (Greater) London to (Ipswich)Suffolk a decade ago;how about a venue in Suffolk to play,that would be great. Majestic as ever,Steve;funny how things don't change so much!! You still rule! xxx

Monday, 10 December 2012

maximus: Oran Mor

Absolutely brilliant gig but I've seen him twice at the Oran Mor and I don't like the venue. The Alhambra in Dunfermline awaits your presence Mr. Harley.

Sunday, 09 December 2012

CCowan: Glasgow Oran Mor

What an amazing accoustic gig at the Oran Mor, Glasgow. Steve was on top form and looked relaxed and well. Cant believe he opened with my all time favourite track, Red is a mean, mean colour. Loved Friend for Life, Lorretta's Tale and Tumbling Down to name but a few. Got his water bottle at the end!! I would say this gig was on par with Birmingham and in some ways even better. Great night - thanks guys xx

Saturday, 08 December 2012

Stephen R: RNCM Manchester

Just back from Manchester and had to comment on a fantastic performance. Big thanks to Steve and co. for another greatr night in a superb venue. "Bed in the corner/Sling it", "A friend for lfe" and "Tumbling Down" really did it for me. Thanks again!

Saturday, 08 December 2012

Mike C: RNCM Manchester

Outstanding show last night at the RNCM Manchester. We have never been there before, and were really impressed with the venue. Steve, Barry and James gave a wonderful performance, and the sound was just superb. It was good to hear the different arrangements brought into the songs, and they really worked well, making the three piece sound like a much bigger band. Thanks for your hospitality afterwards Steve, and we will see you in Buxton. M&J

Saturday, 08 December 2012

ally: Thank you

It was lovely seeing you again. The concert at the Stables was wonderful. Merry christmas to you all and a happy new year. I look forward to seeing you again at the Stables. It made me very happy that you remembered me. Love from Alison

Saturday, 08 December 2012

Graeme: Royal Northern College of Music

Great packed out acoustic gig last night at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with what must have been the 1st ever live performance of the White, White Dove (or is it Dooove Mr Griffin?) B-side 'Throw your soul down here'. It sounded great. Totally different gig to the Birmingham Symphony Hall extravaganza, but every bit as enjoyable. Never the same twice. Wonderful!

Saturday, 08 December 2012


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